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“What an enjoyable time!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Combe Cottage Restaurant

Combe Cottage Restaurant
63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
+44 1271 862605
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Ranked #3 of 92 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At Combe Cottage Restaurant and Cafe the emphasis is on home cooked meals using fresh local ingredients. We are proud to support our local producers and suppliers.Full of character and charm our restaurant is ideally situated on the bustling Ilfracombe High Street. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all.
Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What an enjoyable time!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

During a visit earlier this month to Ilfracombe me and the mrs came across this quaint restaurant and thought we would give it a go, and what a nice place it is!

The food was definitely up scratch and very reasonable for the decent portion sizes we were given, although a fairly small restaurant we didn't feel crammed in and the atmosphere was very good.

Definitely a place to check out while in Ilfracombe, we will be back again!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Many thanks for your review we will look forward to seeing you again soon.
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English first
Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Had to return again - too good to miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Back for another treat and wasn't disappointed. Steak stack delicious. Nice atmosphere and good service. Would recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Many thanks for your review we really appreciate that people not only come back to us time and again but also take the time to write reviews. We hope to see you again sometime (we will keep the fillet steak stack with peppercorn sauce on the menu - it's a real favourite for lots of our customers!).
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best afternoon tea ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Since our first visit to this restaurant we have always made a point of returning when we are in the area and have never been disappointed. On this occasion I had afternoon tea, positively the best I've after had, scone tasted like it was just out of the oven, jam was homemade and local clotted made it just perfection. Two members of the party had dessert they also said the chocolate cake and fruit crumble were to die for.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Many thanks for your review. Our homemade cakes, crumbles and cream teas are ever popular and we are so glad you took the time to review them. The homemade chocolate cake (made with three bars of chocolate no less!) has been one of our best sellers since we opened the restaurant over seven years ago, so pretty sure it will still be on the menu next time you visit :)
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New York City, New York
1 review
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“Bistro Perfection At Its Best!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My wife and I have been coming to visit family in Ilfracoombe for years, how have I never heard of this place before???!!!!

Recommended to us by a friend, we went one evening and had such a nice time and such a lovely meal, we vowed to visit here every time we return from now on. The steak stack was to die for, obviously homemade and soooo delicious. My wife ordered the salmon with crayfish sauce and loved it so much, she very nearly ordered a second one!

Dessert was homemade plum crumble tart for me and treacle pudding for my wife. Living in the States for so long, I always dream of eating the comforting desserts of my childhood here in the UK, and all I can say is that my dreams became reality.

What a treat! A wonderful atmosphere with attentive and polite hosts who`s food clearly shows that they have a genuine love for what they do.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Many thanks for your super review. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved here at Combe Cottage and yes, we do have a genuine love of what we do and are so very pleased that you could see that. We will look forward to meeting you again next time you visit England.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A hidden gem,you must try it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Visited recently with my partner and mother for a birthday meal.don't let the location put you off,it's on the high street near the Murco garage and surrounded by other cafes etc that don't look that great but make sure you ignore this and concentrate on this place and what it offers..food was excellent and the quality was superb.we had the legendary shepherds pie,lamb and salmon and they were all cooked beautifully and really nice and hot.the portion sizes were exactly right too.paul did a stirling job front of house,not too intrusive but on hand when needed. Kate,his wife and the chef popped out at the end of the night to say hello which we thought was a really nice touch too.we will definitely be back when we are down in the area again visiting family and will spread the word to our local based friends.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Many thanks for your review, it was lovely to meet you guys and we were so pleased that you had such a good time. Look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town.
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